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America at the Crossroads (Reading, Pennsylvania) #992820

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio and Reading, Pennsylvania: Tom Brokaw) The struggle for Reading, Pennsylvania, which once buzzed with manufacturing and retail stores, to survive economically examined; statistics on unemployment and poverty cited; details given about its designation as “financially distressed.” [High school senior Tyler WASHINGTON††, Reading High School principal Wynton BUTLER†– comment on kids wanting to leave.] [Mayor Thomas McMAHON††- comments on the shrinking tax base; says metro government makes sense.] [Police chief William HEIM†- worries about budget cuts.] [Businessman Albert BOSCOV††- comments on investing in downtown.]

Williams, Brian;
Brokaw, Tom

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